The Newsome PTSA would like to say thank you to everyone who attended the showing of Screenagers.  It was very informative.  Thank you also to Mrs. Bauer and Mrs. Sullivan, Newsome’s and Randall’s school psychologists for facilitating the Q & A afterwards.

During the Q&A Mrs. Bauer and Mrs. Sullivan shared a link with us that includes a great tool for creating your own unique family media plan. According to

“Media should work for you & work within your family values & parenting style. When media is used thoughtfully & appropriately, media can enhance daily life. But when used inappropriately or without thought, media can displace many important activities such as face-to-face interaction, family-time, outdoor-play, exercise, unplugged downtime & sleep.

By creating a Personalized Family Media Use Plan, you can be aware of when you are using media to achieve your purpose. This requires parents & users to think about what they want those purposes to be. The tool below will help you to think about media & create goals & rules that are in line with your family’s values.

Please visit their site at to create your own family plan.